Curtis Killorn: Artist or vandal?

7 thoughts on “Curtis Killorn: Artist or vandal?”

  1. His art really is beautiful, but I have to agree with your assessment of the situation. However, I’d also be very surprised if he didn’t get plenty of offers to do his work legitimately.

  2. To each his own I guess. I’m not at all impressed by someone dabbing paint on what was once a picturesque dead tree. It’s just me. I don’t understand some things that other people call ‘art.’ People string bolts of cloth over the landscape, or hang it from a bridge and call it art. I just don’t see it. Color me gray I guess.

      1. I’m also assuming the wildlife will be spooked by it, the people driving beside the river either won’t be able to see the river or won’t be able to see the sky, the vegetation will suffer from lack of sun, and any additional tourist traffic it might generate will not do the environment any good, even though it may fatten the wallets of local businessmen. It’s not like Colorado needs more tourists. I think the entire project is atrocious. But, hey, what do I know? People far more influential than I think it’s a great idea.

      2. Oh, wait, I’m beginning to see a pattern here. The stretch of river where this thing is to be built is anchored at one end by Salida. That’s where our tree-painting artist lives. Hmm …

... and that's my two cents